A Supply-Side Reinterpretation of the “ Secularization ” of Europe *

  title={A Supply-Side Reinterpretation of the “ Secularization ” of Europe *},
  • Published 1998
We propose a theory of religious mobilization that accounts for variations in religious participation on the basis of variations in the degrw of regulation of religious economies and consequent variationa in their levels of religious competition. To account for the apparent ‘secularization” of many Eurupesn nations, we stress supply-side weaknesees inefficient religious organizations within highly regulated religious economies rather than a lack of individual religious demand. We test the… CONTINUE READING

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